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  1. SeroSpu

    Dead Leaves, Leather, and Pink Pepper

    This is so so pretty! The leaves are regular ol' leaves, the leather is there but sort of hiding off in the background, but the pink pepper? SWOON. It's very effervescent and bright, and almost adds a sparkling quality to the blend. If I had to nail down a description for the leather in this, it would be well-worn tanned leather, similar to the doeskin in Coyote. If you're leery about dead leaf blends and/or love pink pepper, I would highly recommend you try this! A very cheerful and gorgeous autumnal blend.
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    Vanitas With Playing Cards

    Very up-front mahogany, dry/grassy vetiver, labdanum is hanging out in the background adding the faintest flicker of sweetness. I might be amping the other notes, but the red musk isn't that noticeable or overpowering to me. I'm super happy with how much the lacquer is coming through. If I had to paint a picture, it smells like well-worn and polished wood. I had anticipated this being somewhat similar to Bloody Corridor, but this is tonally a much warmer scent.
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    Dead Leaves, Vetiver, and Hinoki

    Smells like a pile of leaves, dead grass, and twigs ready to be thrown on a bonfire. Smells very crisp; the leaves are crunchy, the vetiver is dry, the hinoki is very present and smells bright and slightly sweet. I'm getting that almost chocolate-y smoothness that marared noted, as well. This scent is an absolute winner for me, and I bet it would layer extremely well with something like Graveyard Dirt if you wanted to make it earthier.
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    Winds of Autumn

    Lots of the smoke and apple when wet, but it dries down to cinnamon, woods, and apple with a little twinge of smoke. I'm not getting any of the cedar, which is a bit of a bummer, but it might pop out more as it settles. The amber gave it a light sweetness, and the dried leaves aren't the cologne/bell pepper variety as far as I can tell. Overall, it reads as a lighter counterpart to Samhain, so if you're spooked by the patchouli in that, this would be a lovely alternative!
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    Pyramid of Skulls

    Smoothly blended, creamy sandalwoods with chewy (French?) tobacco. On me it was a pretty even balance between sandalwood and tobacco, although I think I amp tobacco a little bit. Fresh on, the tobacco was quite strong, but as it warmed up on my skin it backed off a bit. Very resilient as far as wear time goes - it lasted through me doing a lot of heavy yard work!
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    To My Dear and Loving Husband

    Bottle: Bourbon vanilla, champaca, and little prickles of tea. Wet: More tea comes forward, the patchouli is adding a lazy rasp. Dry: Agarwood, bourbon vanilla, soft tea, very subtle patchouli, and warm frankincense. Overall: Extremely well-blended, smells like how my husband's voice sounds. I will admit I (as a sappy bastard) 110% got this purely based on the name, but the notes are all absolute winners for me! The agarwood behaves nicely in the overall comfy and warm blend. Perfect for snuggling up on a rainy day.
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    Winter Moon

    Bottle: White florals, a hint of lavender and cedar, and a very small tinge of tabac. Wet: Thick white flower petals over a backdrop of tabac and cedar. Lavender has disappeared somewhat. Dry: A little tingle of greenness from the lavender; tabac over cedar and soft white florals. Overall: I have to admit that this unintentionally came into my possession, but it's actually really lovely! White florals tend to smell intense/overbearing on me, but the florals here are kept in check. A pale and chilly blend.
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    Epidote Phoenix

    Bottle: Very fresh and evergreen; smells like freshly snapped pine branches. Wet: Evergreen mania! Dry: Softer, more of the moss is coming through. Feels like being in a sunlight-warmed forest. Overall: This is an extremely nostalgic scent for me - I spent a lot of my childhood in the PNW hiking and clamoring through the forests in my neighborhood. 11/10 would recommend if you love walking through the woods!
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    Lick It With Consent (2016)

    (2019 Version) Bottle: A cannon blast of peppermint with just a touch of sugar. Wet: Sharp, sweetened peppermint. Very much like a peppermint puff! Dry: Soft and cozy sweet peppermint. Overall: I mostly bought this for the cause, but this has turned out as the scent to nudge me towards some foodier scents! This is great for layering with Bliss and Lump of Coal, and I'm sure it layers well with many others.
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    Bottle: Primarily lavender and blood orange with just a touch of cacao. Wet: As in bottle, but with a bit of the incense and dragon's blood coming in. Dry: Incense-y dragon's blood cooled by lavender and sharpened by orange. Overall: An apt interpretation of the sorcerer class - as ajansuz mentioned, it has a swirling vibe. This is one of my favorite scents for unwinding after A Day™, since it comes off as simultaneously soothing, uplifting, and grounding.
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    Bottle: Citrus mania, heavy on the lemon. It reminds me a bit of GOJO? (Not a bad thing imo, it's very nostalgic) Wet: A bit sweeter from amber, still bright and cheery citrus. Dry: Softened and sweetened lemon; very happy. Overall: This is a super summery blend! Whenever I'm feeling a bit low, this helps to cheer me up.
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    Bottle: Red musk, spices, and clove. Deep, earthy red ochre. Wet: More pimento and spice over a patch base. Oud not a strong presence to my nose at all! Dry: Earthy red musk with spices/clove/basil. Overall: Like a crimson leaf decaying into the soil. It really makes me miss living in a place with proper autumn. :<
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    Raccoon Moon 2020

    Bottle: Backdrop of conifer and patchouli, with lots of spicy birch and a bit of soil. Florals are present, but quite faint to my nose. Wet: Snow and florals are coming forward while the birch and patchouli take a step back. The hay and brown musk are adding a touch of sweetness. For once, I'm getting a fair hit of osmanthus! Dry: Subtly earthy florals tumbled up with hay, evergreens, and birch. Overall: This was quite the morpher on me! It's just about as perfect a winter-spring crux scent as there could possibly be - it skillfully toes the line between evergreens and fresh florals. In a surprise to me, I don't get much of the gardenia at all/patchouli once it's dried, but I do get a hefty dash of osmanthus. In a way, it smells like the earth waking up after a long winter.
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    Winter Trees

    Bottle: Primarily verbena grounded by pale woods. Wet: Lots of lightly sweetened verbena over a wood base with small flickers of fir. Dry: Sweetened woods with a tiny dash of fir. The verbena lightened up considerably once dry. A pale yellow-green scent, perfect for the end of winter. This is quite a change of pace from my typical earthy scents, but it's soft and cheery.
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    Winter Stars

    Bottle: Quite cold-smelling, the lavender and cypress stand out the most to me. Very evocative - reminds me of a clear winter sky. Wet: Sweet patchouli and blue musk overlaid with lavender and cypress with a slice of the lemon and bergamot. Dry: Soft, grounded lavender with a touch of citrus. A wistful scent for me, especially after moving away from a cold climate. It's hard to put into words, but it's like winter stargazing in a bottle with a gust of cold wind.